Georgia plans to start redshirt freshman Carson Beck at quarterback Saturday, a source told ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, unless injured starter JT Daniels has his way.
Daniels is suffering from an oblique injury, ESPN analyst Robert Griffin III told The Paul Finebaum Show on Friday. Despite the injury, Daniels is trying to convince the training and coaching staff to let him play, a source told Schlabach.
Daniels was 22-of-30 for 135 yards and an interception in the Bulldogs’ win over Clemson last Saturday.
If Daniels doesn’t play, senior Stetson Bennett, who started five games last season before suffering a shoulder injury, could also see time along with Beck, a source told Schlabach.
Beck, a four-star recruit from Jacksonville, Florida, took most of the snaps with the first-team offense in practice this week. Earlier this week, coach Kirby Smart called Beck the team’s No. 2 quarterback, despite the presence of the experienced Bennett.
“Carson’s been our number two quarterback, he’s worked with the twos and has worked a lot [with the first team], taken a lot of reps,” Smart said. “Stetson still gets some reps from time to time but he’s got a lot of bank reps so we ask him to do a lot of things mentally to be prepared and ready to go.”
No. 2 Georgia will face UAB at 3:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2 in the Bulldogs’ home opener.
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